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  1. Staci
    May 8th, 2012 @ 9:22 am

    Hi. The ‘C’ representing 4/4 time means ‘Common time’, because 4/4 time is most commonly used.

  2. Peggy Oehl
    September 10th, 2012 @ 12:41 pm

    The “C” means common time which is 4/4. It’s actually a broken circle which means common time or imperfect time. From the 16th century, a full circle would mean 3/2 or 3/4 time and was called perfect time.
    The “C with a slash through it” means cut time which is 2/2 which means diminished imperfect time.

  3. Rajesh Gajjar
    October 20th, 2012 @ 2:09 am

    Good work to serve society the knowledge of music, I am sorry this is not good but BEST WORK.

  4. Mr. Nice Guy
    February 19th, 2016 @ 7:26 am

    It’s called a G clef because the end of the the symbol crosses the G line in the treble.